Five things you must know about schizophrenia!

Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental health conditions, affecting 26 million people worldwide.

What causes poor memory in schizophrenia patients?

This area of the brain plays a key role in working memory -- the system for temporarily storing and managing information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks. 

Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

Data were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health.

Study reveals past experiences affect recognition, memory

Some researchers say those regions talk to each other, enabling better recognition of an object.

Schizophrenia symptoms may vary as per brain features

 Researchers employed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called "diffusion tensor imaging" on 36 healthy participants and 47 schizophrenic participants.

Same genes influence health, thinking skills

 Is there any link between low levels of mental functioning and poor health? A study shows that the same genes which influence people's health also shape how effectively they think.

Vitamin B12 levels drop among the elderly, autistic people 

The study also found healthy elderly people in the age range of 61-80 have about three times lower levels of total brain B12 than younger age groups, which is a result of normal ageing. 

Increased rage attacks are linked to smaller emotional brains

If you have an aggressive nature than you should know that Neuroimaging studies suggest that frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions, play an important role in the biology of aggressive behaviour.

High fat diet can combat schizophrenia

A diet high on fat but very low on carbohydrates which is generally favoured by body-builders may be effective in treating schizophrenia, new research has found.

Key biological markers for psychotic disorders identified

Each participant went through a battery of tests designed to assess their cognitive abilities.

How marijuana use leads to severe mental disorder

 Cannabis or marijuana use increases neural noise in the brain, leading to a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality, says an Indian-origin researcher.

Hallucinations linked to changed structures in brain

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of their brain than healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, says a new study.

Study links hallucinations in Schizophrenia to brain structure differences

A new study suggests that there is a difference between the length of a brain fold found in the frontal lobe for people diagnosed with schizophrenia who have hallucinations as compared to those who don’t.

Genes for schizophrenia, obesity highlighted

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new study.

New target for schizophrenia cure found

Scientists have been able to link the abnormal behaviour of two genes to the underlying cause of schizophrenia. The findings provide a new target for schizophrenia treatment.

New drug to treat apathy linked to schizophrenia

An investigational drug may provide effective treatment for the negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as social withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy, show results of a phase-three clinical trial.

Your voice may tell if you will develop psychosis!

An automated speech analysis programme can spot at-risk young people who may go on to develop psychosis, scientists say.

What disrupts brain in psychiatric disorder

Researchers have identified how over-activation of certain brain chemical receptors trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

'Brainy' mice may help treat brain disorders in humans

Altering a single gene has helped scientists create super intelligent mice and researchers believe that the findings could lead to new drugs for cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and other conditions.

'Super-smart mice' may help cure Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Scientists have created intelligent and bold mice by altering a single gene, an advance that may pave the way for new treatments for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).